Welcome back, fellow security enthusiasts! Termux, a free Terminal Emulator for Android, gained a lot of attention lately. The first thing that came to my mind after installing it was: Can it run our favorite Penetration Testing Tool Metasploit?! And sure enough, it can! One of the best parts is, it doesn’t even require a rooted device! The installation is also very easy, thanks to a script provided by a Github user named “Auxilus”. Let’s start, I’ll show you how to install Metasploit in Termux.
Step 1 – Installing Termux
If you haven’t already, go ahead and install Termux first. Simply open the Google Play Store on Android and type “Termux” in the search field. Click Install to install it and Open to open it once it’s done.
Step 2 – Installing wget and downloading the Script
First, make sure you are in the home directory by typing:
pkg install wget
To install wget.
Now we need to download Auxilus’s script from Github using wget:
Step 3 – Install Metasploit in Termux
To run the installer simply type:
This starts the Metasploit installation, doing all the jobs for you-you otherwise would have to do manually.
Step 4 – Starting Metasploit
You are already done! To start Metasploit type:
How easy was that, right? Now you can run Metasploit from your Mobile Phone! I haven’t had time yet to dig deeper in it, but I’m definitely planning to try out a couple of things. I’m very interested if I can plug in my trusted ALFA AWUSH036H to my phone and run some Wi-Fi testing from there.
Once I get to test some stuff, future tutorials will follow. Stay tuned and stay curious!